During these cold winter months, it can be hard to inspire a love of nature and learning in both yourself and your kids, but thankfully there are some amazing and awe-inspiring documentaries about nature, available on Netflix, that can captivate and teach even the most reluctant audience. Instead of turning on a mindless cartoon while you browse on your phone, gather your family on the couch with blankets and snacks, and watch something together that can feed your mind brought to you by Car Storage in Junction City KS!
Planet Earth II
Chances are, you’ve at least seen part of the 2006 documentary Planet Earth, and if not, it’s available on Netflix right now too! But Planet Earth II takes is up another level with 4k cameras and drone footage, creating a work of art that leaves you amazed, at both the lives of animals in our world, and also at the scenes that they were able to capture!
The episodes are divided into different areas of the world, and some can get quite intense–a scene of a newborn iguana running for its life from the predatory snakes waiting to chase and devour it can leave you with your mouth open and kids cheering for the brave iguana!
The Blue Planet
With the same soothing narration from David Attenborough as the Planet Earth series, The Blue Planet explores the part of the planet that occupies a stunning 71% of the earth and holds 97% of the world’s water supply. From the coral reefs, to the midnight zone, and the powerful creatures of the open sea, this documentary will inspire and ignite curious minds to wonder about this vastly unexplored and mysterious part of our planet.
The Lion in Your Living Room
Don’t let the cheesy title deter you–this is an incredibly interesting look at the modern domesticated cat, its origins, and the role cats play in our earth today. There are some interesting looks into their evolving communication skills, their social behaviors, and the dangers they face living domesticated lives.
National Park Adventure
There are 59 national parks in the USA–protected lands that are cared for by the government and open for us to enjoy and explore. This documentary follows a group of modern day explorers as they move through these parks. This documentary is narrated by Robert Redford and was originally released in IMAX 3D to show the sheer scope of the mountains, the red rock canyons, and the forests of trees. It is the perfect adventure to take place right in your living room, and will definitely inspire some camping trips in the future!
Growing Up Wild
With all of the power and magic of Disney behind this production, Growing Up Wild follows the adventures and lives of four different animal babies and their families in four different parts of the world. From cheetahs to chimps, monkeys to bears, this documentary will resonate with kids as they watch the social and family aspects of these baby animals’ lives unfold.
There are many other lists available online of fun nature documentaries for the whole family, so take a look and plan which one will happen next for your family movie night! If household clutter is keeping you from being able to enjoy these cozy days with your family, let us help! At Self Assured Storage, we are experts at helping you make room for the most important things in your life, without getting rid of things you still want to keep. Give us a call today!